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DOL Issues Opinion Letter – Aggregation of Health District With County Employees Not Necessary For Purposes of FMLA Where County Demonstrated They Are Separate and Distinct

Posted by Robin B. Kallor | Jan 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Labor recently considered the question of whether the employees of a health district in a particular county in Ohio must be aggregated for purposes of determining eligibility under the FMLA for the health district employees, and determined that the health district was a separate...

DOL Issues Opinion Letter – Parents Can Use Intermittent FMLA Leave To Attend IEP Meetings For Child With Serious Health Condition

Posted by Robin B. Kallor | Aug 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

On August 8, 2019, the United States Department of Labor issued an opinion letter (FMLA 2019-2-A) concluding that where a child has a serious health condition as defined by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which also qualifies the child to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) pursuant t...

Michael Rose and Robin Kallor Named to 2020 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" and Kallor Selected "2020 Lawyer of the Year," Labor Law - Management, Hartford

Posted by Robin B. Kallor | Aug 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rose Kallor, LLP is pleased to announce that Firm partners, Michael Rose and Robin Kallor, have been named to the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Michael Rose has been recognized by Best La...

US Supreme Court Holds Class-Wide Arbitration Not Permitted Where Arbitration Agreement Language is Ambiguous With Respect to Class Claims

Posted by Cindy M. Cieslak | May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, a 5-4 decision, that because arbitration is a matter of consent, where an arbitration agreement's provisions regarding class claims were ambiguous and not express, the arbitration agreement did not allow for class proce...

CT Appellate Court Holds Additional Leave of Absence is Not a Reasonable Accommodation When Weighed Against Attendance As An Essential Job Function

Posted by Cindy M. Cieslak | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Barbabosa v. Bd. of Educ. of Manchester, AC 41304 (Apr. 23, 2019), the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the Superior Court's decision to award summary judgment to the Manchester Board of Education in a disability discrimination and failure to accommodate case. The Appellate Court upheld th...

Rose Kallor Partner Cindy Cieslak to Participate in Diversity & Inclusion Panel at Advanced Labor & Employment Law Symposium

Posted by Cindy M. Cieslak | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

On March 14, 2019, Attorney Cindy Cieslak will participate in a panel discussion, along with Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp, regarding “Diversity in the Workplace: Is Meeting the Legal Requirements Enough?” The panelists expect to cover important topics,...

Justice Thomas Suggests U.S. Supreme Court Should Reconsider "Actual Malice" Standard for Defamation Claims by Public Figures

Posted by Cindy M. Cieslak | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

On February 19, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Kathrine McKee's petition for a writ of certiorari in McKee v. Cosby.  In connection with that denial, Justice Clarence Thomas urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the Court's decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)...

Connecticut Pay Equity Law Effective January 1

Posted by Robin B. Kallor | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Effective January 1, 2019, Connecticut law provides job applicants the following new protections: (1) employers may not ask prospective employees about past wages and compensation histories at any point during the hiring process, although prospective employees may choose to volunteer such informa...

Rose Kallor, LLP Awarded 2019 "Best Law Firms" Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Rankings in Hartford in U.S. News – Best Lawyers List

Posted by Robin B. Kallor | Nov 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rose Kallor, LLP is pleased to announce that it has received Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Rankings in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ...

Connecticut Superior Court Holds That Filing Personal Injury Lawsuit Does Not Constitute Speech on a Matter of Public Concern

Posted by Cindy M. Cieslak | Oct 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

On February 28, 2018, the Connecticut Superior Court entered judgment for the employer on plaintiff's claims of termination in violation of public policy and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in Richard v. Para-Pharm.  Then, on July 13, 2018, the Connecticut Superior C...

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